San Francisco airport discovers foot-long millipedes in box marked 'toy car model'

San Francisco airport discovers foot-long millipedes in box marked 'toy car model'
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While 20 foot-long millipedes are probably not the weirdest discovery U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have made, it's not exactly normal, either.

Officials at San Francisco International Airport scanned a package marked "toy car model" on Friday, but an agricultural specialist was "quick to notice the deception," as the box actually housed 20 many-legged arthropods:

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